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2071  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Castlevania - Lords of Shadow on: November 16, 2010, 03:11:18 PM
I'm totally loving this game. I do have a couple problems with it, though. I don't like how the game treats a second run through a level as if it were your first. I'd like to go back and get some of the things I missed, but hate having to go back through the whole level again. Those damn percentages are taunting me, though.
I also wish there was a bit more variety with the music. It's very good, but it feels like I keep hearing the same tracks over and over again.
I continue to be floored by how gorgeous this game is. This is really one of the best looking games I have ever played. Actually, I am way impressed by the whole production. This game is screaming triple AAA, but few people seem to be listening. Too bad for them, I guess.


The levels are short, I don't think it's a problem. The game looks good but it's a shame there is no AA, with some form of AA and a bit more polish it could've been up there with sony's best first party games. The art is great though and some of the vistas are amazing.
Some levels are short. Others are pretty long. Long enough that it's a pain to go through them again.  I also think it's silly to have to re-fight bosses. If it's part of a trial, that's fine, but it's stupid otherwise.
I guess my eyes suck, but I don't notice any lack of AA. Perhaps if there was a picture showing it in use, and not in use, I would. All I know is that the game looks fantastic.
2072  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Castlevania - Lords of Shadow on: November 15, 2010, 03:40:40 PM
I'm totally loving this game. I do have a couple problems with it, though. I don't like how the game treats a second run through a level as if it were your first. I'd like to go back and get some of the things I missed, but hate having to go back through the whole level again. Those damn percentages are taunting me, though.
I also wish there was a bit more variety with the music. It's very good, but it feels like I keep hearing the same tracks over and over again.
I continue to be floored by how gorgeous this game is. This is really one of the best looking games I have ever played. Actually, I am way impressed by the whole production. This game is screaming triple AAA, but few people seem to be listening. Too bad for them, I guess.
2073  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Lonely Internet People - Unite!!! on: November 14, 2010, 12:25:48 PM
I've never been one to have many friends. I was extremely introverted in high school, and only had a few pseudo friends then. In college I opened up a bit, and hung out with a great group of people. Since then, there has been a severe drop off in friendships, let alone time for such things.
I work full time, am married, and have a kid to take care of, so I wouldn't have time for friends even if I had any. I get plenty of social interaction with my fellow co-workers (a few I would consider actual friends) that I have no interest(or need) for further interaction with people beyond that.

I am not a lonely person. I am content in my lack of friends. Heck, all the things I love to do are solitary activities. My #1 hobby(lifestyle) is gardening. Then there's the gaming, reading, and watching of movies, all best done alone, IMHO.
I barely have time to do these things, let alone go gallivanting around with "friends".
The internet has certainly allowed me to talk to people that I ordinarily would not be able to. Through message boards like this, FB, and whatnot, I am able to "talk" to like-minded people on  a daily basis.
Plus, like DC, I am a slow thinker, and like having time to get my thoughts together. In person(or on the phone), I feel pressured, and things just never seem to come out right.
2074  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: November 13, 2010, 10:01:25 AM
Lords of Shadow - I am now in chapter 4. I'm playing the game on "Squire" mode(of, course) and am surprised by how challenging it is. The Lycan Lord was pretty damn tough, and took me numerous tries to defeat.
Overall, though, I am really enjoying the game. Too bad so few other people are.

*oh, look! a shiny new fps just like the last fps!*
6 million sold in a day.
wtf?
2075  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Jumping the gap on: November 09, 2010, 10:09:46 AM
My wife was a Farmville addict up until recently, when she dropped it cold turkey.
She is the perfect example of what you are talking about.
Game#1 that everyone loves - Mario Kart. I'm not terribly fond of it, but we can play it together, and that counts for something.
Other games that she enjoys/has enjoyed:
Puzzle games! Tetris, Bust-a-move, Dr. Mario, Boom Blox, etc.
Katamari Damacy! She loves these. Simple and fun.
Harvest Moon - She played the Gamecube one a long time, before getting bored with it.

Basically, the same stuff everyone else is recommending.
Good luck.  

2076  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: November 09, 2010, 09:58:25 AM
Lords of Shadow - I am about to fight the Titan at the end of Chapter 2. I'm still enjoying the game quite a bit. The amount of moves/skills that I can use is almost staggering. I probably only use 3-4 main attacks, while alternating between light and dark magic. Plus, major spamming of the dodge roll.
The graphics continue to be beautiful and full of color. Maybe that's what is really getting with this game. It's colorful.So many games nowadays seem to be stuck in a brown/gray/beige rut, that anything that actually uses the full color spectrum looks great.
The music is very nice, if a bit repetitive. It fits the game very well, though.
2077  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 2 coming to the PS3 on: November 09, 2010, 09:41:43 AM
I wouldn't worry too much about Missing Dragon Age. It was enjoyable, but the ME games are better.
Like others have said, even though I've already played both on the 360, I want that digital comic. Sounds interesting.

2078  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: To the Moon - Freebird Games [Indie] on: November 09, 2010, 09:19:12 AM
Wow. Your post sure did what you intended it to do. The premise is fantastic. It kinda reminds me of Inception, but that's certainly not a bad thing.
I'm not much of an indie gamer either, but I might just be getting this one.
Thanks for letting us know about your game.
2079  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: November 04, 2010, 02:59:48 PM
There's some good pics there, Yoda. I'm also a big photography buff, and take my camera everywhere I go.  My stuff is pretty much all nature photography. A great deal is taken in my own garden. Perhaps I'll post a few later when I get home.
2080  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: So, besides gaming, what you're thing? on: November 02, 2010, 04:15:17 PM
did my 1/2 marathon in about 2:20. Won't for sure until they put the times online.

Did at a pretty good clip, so start because of the crowd. Last mile my legs felt like lead
Congratulations! I know how hard it is to train for one of those(sort of). My wife just recently ran her first half marathon. Her time was 2:18 or so.
She's running a 15k in downtown Chicago this Saturday. It's called the Hot Chocolate race or something. Going to be a gazillion people there.
2081  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: November 02, 2010, 04:05:10 PM
Castlevania: LoS - I'm enjoying it so far. I just made it to chapter 2. I'm really a bit shocked at how freaking gorgeous this game is. Wow. The story and voice acting are well done.  The music is very "epic movie" like. Nothing amazing, but it suites the game well. The battle system is quite extensive. Overall, a very favorable impression so far.
2082  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: So, besides gaming, what you're thing? on: October 27, 2010, 11:08:20 PM
Honestly, between a full time job, a wife, and a kid, I don't have a whole lot of time for hobbies. I certainly have them, but my time is limited.
Fortunately, what I do for a living(I work in sales at a landscape company) is pretty cool and ties in quite nicely with my #1 hobby/lifestyle: gardening. I have spent inordinate amounts of time turning my yard into a beautiful English style cottage garden. I love it. I actually go through a bit of withdrawal in the winter. Thank goodness for my other hobbies. I know it's generic to say books and movies, but outside of games and gardening, that's what I do. I watch lots of movies(and select tv shows. I'm watching Doctor Who right now). I read every day, but in such small amounts of time that it tales me forEVER to get through a single book.
That's it. gardening, gaming, movies, and books. If I wanted to try something new, I would have to eliminate one of the old, and I don't want to do that.
BTW, IMO exercise doesn't count as a hobby unless it's something like biking, hiking, sports related, etc. Going to a gym is not a hobby.


2083  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Castlevania - Lords of Shadow on: October 27, 2010, 09:24:59 PM
So this game doesn't install or what? I just popped it in and it just started up. I was surprised that it didn't try to install or anything. Odd.
???
2084  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Castlevania - Lords of Shadow on: October 26, 2010, 07:30:39 PM
Nier has been ridiculously cheap lately so I guess that helped. I posted a link to a site that was selling the game for fucking 12 euros and the game was in the site's top 10 PS3 games for several months.


I wish it was ridiculously cheap around here. It's still almost full price everywhere. Even online the cheapest I can find it(new) is +/-$34. I may just spring for it. I'm getting tired of waiting.
2085  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Castlevania - Lords of Shadow on: October 26, 2010, 06:31:21 PM
I don't understand why you'd get all angry at people liking certain types of games. People like what they like.

I know I'm more interested in Fallout: New Vegas than this. Not that it sounds like a bad game or anything, I just haven't really heard anything about it that's piqued my interest.
Very true. People can play whatever they want. But why do so many play the same games over and over again? Why do 4-5 million(+++) people buy those games, and a much, much smaller amount buy this one, or Metroid? You know reviews have nothing to do with it, or Medal of Honor or FO:NV wouldn't be doing as well as they are.
Why does this bother me? Because I want more Castlevanias and Metroids to be made. And maybe a few less FPS clones.
Basically, I hate seeing something like this fail. They've obviously put a ton of work into it, but no one seems to care. They'd rather play Call of Duty 456.
Whatever.
(btw, Nier has sold even less over more time. Only 90,000 copies in the U.S. 390G worldwide, so that's not too bad)
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